A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Steelbreakers is an action game inspired by some of the classics I grew up with, with a new competitive multiplayer spin! Hack, slash, shoot and run to defeat your opponents and emerge victorious, or team up to defeat monsters and survive!

- Play with up to four players on various maps.

- Customize your weapon loadout and defeat your opponents!

- Team up, cooperate, or stand alone against hordes of enemies or against each other!

- Choose from various objectives to experience each level in a new way!

- Push your speed to the limit in time trial modes like Target Practice!

Enjoy features such as various game modes, new maps, weapons, AI enemies, and original music!


NOTE: For playing online, I recommend using an app like Parsec which has low-latency streaming and controller support for your friends. Native netplay is not planned for this project.

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Click download now to get access to the following files:

steelbreakers-windows.zip 248 MB
Version 1.0.0
steelbreakers-macos.zip 248 MB
Version 1.0.0
steelbreakers-linux.zip 249 MB
Version 1.0.0

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i tried to play this game on mac but once i open the zip file its just a lot of files but there's nothing to launch

Mac is fairly cranky when it comes to opening software. The Steelbreakers file is a Unix executable in the download folder. It will probably tell you it won’t open it, so you have to go to Security and allow it to run. I would highly recommend instead downloading the itch.io app and using that to launch the game since you can avoid all of the annoying nonsense when trying to run it on Mac since it just works.

add it on steam plz        because i cant download from itch                           sry if thera are mistakes in text

thanks

I downloaded it, but there is no way to play

Hello. Which version of the game did you download (Windows/Linux/Mac)?

For the Windows version, you can launch the .exe file in the game folder.

For Mac/Linux you can launch via the Steelbreakers file, or you can use the itch.io app to handle the install/launch (which I recommend for Mac especially to avoid the slew of approvals you have to give every file when it launches).

Awesome game! thanks for this! played it with my family and we had a blast. You should make a youtube trailer or something to make it more well known.

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Hi,

I wanted to try to play the game, but if I choose any map and select "Wave defense" or "Target practise" the game will fall...

I tried on windows.

That’s some odd behaviour. I tried downloading the game to replicate the issue but it never happened to me. Maybe try downloading the game again or use the itch.io app to install the game and try again.

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Wow! I really love this game, and I can't wait for the full version. I reccomend you spread the word, because this game has sooooo much potential! It kinda reminds me of the ALBW Shadow Link Fights, which when Streetpass got discontinued was very dissapointing. I really want this game to blow up because it is just so good! Can't say this enough, but I love this game.


Side Note: How does the single player mode work? It seems to be a 50 50 chance if it activates when I play as 1 player. Also, what do relics do?

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Thanks for playing the demo! I enjoyed the Shadow Link fights too and wish you could play with folks directly instead of an AI player with potentially better gear than you. I’m happy you enjoy it!

Player modes are designated by the icons when selecting an objective type in the level select menu:

  • Red Icon with 4 Pawns
    • Free For All
  • Red/Blue Icon with 4 Pawns
    • Team Game
  • Purple Icon with 1 Pawn
    • Single Player
  • Pink Icon with 4 Pawns
    • Co-operative

The Relic is an item you hold for a specified period of time in order to win; similar to Oddball from Halo.

Alright. Thank you!

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Great idea! I teach pixel art on youtube if you want some help :)

Hi, I'm very interested in your game and had a few questions about the future plans for it. Is there a best way to contact you?

Sure! In the More Information section of this page, you can click the Community link to join the Discord server where I post updates on the game. You can talk to me there or PM me after you join.

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感谢你的单人模式

我找不到一个人开始这个游戏的方法,这个游戏可以一个人玩吗?

The game modes available in the demo are multiplayer only. A controller is required for each additional player, and one can use the keyboard. The full game will have additional game modes that support a single player with either type of device.

好吧!那真遗憾,我没有其他控制器来让我玩这个游戏。

Hey there! I’ve released a new version of the demo that includes a single player mode if you want to try it out without needing a controller.

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Before a match, you select your loadout and map various weapons to certain button inputs. Once in-game, most actions have a tap, hold, and release action. Some weapons let you strafe while holding while other might root you in place. Some actions are tap-only. You can dodge roll to get invincibility frames using the dash button (LB/Tab by default). You can also parry with the parry button (RB/R key by default) to gain a few frames of invincibility and temporarily stun enemies that melee attack you.

I have a How to Play menu on a development branch** but it hasn’t made it to the demo yet since I’m working on other things at the moment, but hopefully that helps you for now!

**EDIT: The latest demo now includes the How to Play menu mentioned above.

how do i use the mac version?

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Hey there. New versions of macos complain very loudly about every library used by the game because the OS “can’t verify the developer”.

The easy way to run the game on Mac is to install the itch.io app and download and launch the game from there. It will handle all of the heavy lifting and should be as easy as push-and-go. I recommend doing it this way. It’ll also automatically download updates when new builds are pushed so that you’re up to date.

The hard and annoying way is to download the zip and extract it, then run the Steelbreakers unix executable, then go through each of those notifications and open System Preferences > Security & Privacy and for each one of those popups, hit Cancel or Open (not Move to Trash) and keep pressing Allow Anyway in the settings window after each one. I recommend the itch app instead if you value your time, since it’s a very tedious process.

thx!

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JUST INCREDIBLE!!!

SOO MUCH POTENTIAL!!!

Thank you! <3